Recently in conversation with Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on the show – “What’s up with Women’s Cricket”, Jemimah Rodrigues shared her experience of how it was like, playing in the first-ever edition of The Hundred.
Jemimah was a part of the Northern Superchargers’ squad in The Hundred and also scored the highest score of the season in the form of an innings of 92*.
Being a part of a diverse squad made her realize the perspective of fitness of other international players. She disclosed how differently fitness and pre-match warm-ups are treated in the Indian set-up and the other foreign ones.
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In response to Ashwin’s question regarding playing leagues around the world, she said – “When I came here and saw these girls and they were lifting 60kg for just a priming session. And here, my full go-to strength session would be around 35kg. That’s where I can completely relate to your IPL experience. If I was not here, I would not know what it is, and I might have been with that limited mindset, that I need to be safe with my routine just before the match.”
After looking from a different point of view, she said she now knows what quality fitness standards are and will be working on improving herself – “So now I started doing the priming session every time. Maybe I don’t lift as much as them. Soon I will because I know what the fitness standards are, and if I need to set an example when I go back there to India for the people looking up to me, I need to reach there (the fitness levels of foreign players), I can’t stay at my level. So since I started doing it, I didn’t find any difference. I was not tired during the games. Those are the small things you learn here.”
She will soon be in action in the upcoming India tour of Australia series starting September 21st, 2021
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